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Flow cytometry

Synonym(s)

  • FCM
  • flow cytofluorometries
  • flow cytophotometry
  • flow microfluorimetry

Definition(s)

Flow cytometry is a technique for counting, examining and sorting microscopic particles suspended in a stream of fluid. (from Wikipedia)

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A technique for identifying and sorting cells and their components (as DNA) by staining with a fluorescent dye and detecting the fluorescence usually by laser beam illumination.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: January 19, 2015